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The CW Aims to Level Up With Gamer Comedy Dead Pixels

ALSO: DNC Day 2, Kenan Thompson fills in on America's Got Talent, Hard Knocks: LA, and more.
  • Alexa Davies in Dead Pixels. (The CW)
    Alexa Davies in Dead Pixels. (The CW)

    Though it originally aired last year in the UK, The CW's Dead Pixels may have the perfect premise for our socially-distanced times. The six-part series focuses on three friends who spend their days hunkered down under their home headsets, obsessively playing a medieval-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Also today: Jill Biden and Bill Clinton headline Day 2 of the virtual DNC, America's Got Talent soldiers on without Simon Cowell, and Hard Knocks: LA returns to training camp with the Rams and the Chargers. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    SERIES PREMIERE: The trio of online gamers at the heart of Dead Pixels find the insular balance of their group in peril after Meg (Alexa Davies) invites her new office mate Russell (David Mumeni) on an online gaming date. Primetimer's Joe Reid has the 411 on the new series. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    LIVE COVERAGE: In a return engagement for the "explainer-in-chief," President Bill Clinton takes the virtual stage for Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention. Other speakers tonight are scheduled to include Sally Yates, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Dr. Jill Biden. Coverage begins at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PT on cable news and PBS, and at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ABC, CBS and NBC.

    NEW EPISODE: With Simon Cowell still sidelined from emergency back surgery, Kenan Thompson is filling in as a guest judge tonight as America's Got Talent welcomes its second set of eleven quarter finalists. Watch a preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Undercover Billionaire star Glenn Stearns is back in the one-hour special Undercover Billionaire: Return to Erie, in which he'll check in on Underdog BBQ and the people who helped him build it before making what Discovery is billing as "a major announcement." Watch a preview. 9:00 PM ET on Discovery

    SERIES PREMIERE: Aspiring entrepreneurs quit the nine-to-five grind to pursue their dreams in I Quit. The new series will follow six individuals over the course of a year as they work to take their businesses to the next level. Watch the trailer. 10:00 PM ET on Discovery

    NEW EPISODE: The most unusual preseason in NFL history continues on Hard Knocks: Los Angeles. This week: veterans bond off-field while rookies do all that they can to stand out from the crowd. Watch the preview. 10:00 PM ET on HBO

    SEASON FINALE: And then there two. Celebrity Show-Off' returns for its ninth and final episode as Kevin Smith or Jason Mraz compete one last time to see who can rake in themost YouTube views. Mayim Bialik hosts. 10:00 PM ET on TBS

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Dead Pixels, The CW